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Far Easterners complain to FAS about price increases due to coronavirus

Far Easterners complain to FAS about price increases due to coronavirus
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The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) of Russia receives complaints from residents of the Far East about the rise in price of products due to coronavirus and a decrease in the supply of vegetables and fruits from China.

As told RIA News FAS deputy head Andrei Tsyganov, territorial administrations do not record price hikes, they see complaints from the media from the department and receive them from ordinary citizens. However, field offices are addressing this issue. According to Tsyganov, while maintaining a reasonable policy for all participants in the food supply chain, buyers may not see price changes.

In the regions of the Far Eastern Federal District, after the closure of borders with China, a shortage of fresh vegetables arose due to the coronavirus, buyers complained about inflated prices. After opening the border for trucks, vegetables from China appeared in Primorye at affordable prices, stabilized the situation in other regions.

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